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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: May 9, 2019 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: more proof...

This was the last shirt left after the Sunday show. These three shows rearranged my whole life, I was 21 years old at the time. A shove in some direction...

The T is a medium so it never fit me and never got worn, I'm going to give it to my niece for her 21st birthday on Saturday, along with a Dave's Pick 30 (after I rip myself copies). The young kids like those classic rock T's. Luckily my niece and nephews are into the GD, so I have easy gift selections.

Doing my duty to expose the youth of today to some culture...

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 10, 2019 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more proof...

Nice . Thumbs up .

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Poster: Mark Scalise Date: May 10, 2019 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more proof...

So many great moments at those shows, but I'll pick the mandolin thing Jerry did toward the end of Stella Blue on 5/15 as my absolute favorite.

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Poster: LoogyDead Date: May 10, 2019 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more proof...

Lot of Doves back then. Did a hand cut screen "Ventura '83" and ran around in Caution Orange Cutoffs that weekend. Did NW tour to Park West, Brent was funny touring in his VW Bug that year.
Did the shirts for Space Development Conference lll most we're generic, but dye 30 with are quite collectable. One went to Phil, but we didn't make the Greek Shows that year, but got the message Phil got his shirt.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 10, 2019 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more proof...

The Grateful Dead playing air guitar to the Grateful Dead.

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Poster: LoogyDead Date: May 10, 2019 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more proof...

Played Air guitar live a few times in college. First time was semi finals which we won, but disqualified in finals. I was the Bass Player. Was pretty damn wild & this was our song >

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: May 13, 2019 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more proof...

Your Honor:
The proof is in the pudding.
Unfortunately, my client ate the pudding

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: May 13, 2019 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more proof...that I might be crazy

imagine that stage backdrop combined with over 1000mcgs...constant vivid motion! And I mean CONSTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And then the show, whoa nelly, my brain is still in orbit 36 years later. So much happened that night that I'm still trying to sort out, but I doubt I ever will. Like a moth before a flame.

There was a strange after affect that followed me around until 10/17/83 when the door closed...that was the last time I saw the "ship", the same one Phil and a bunch of us saw while driving between SLC and Red Rocks, we first ran into it a week after those Greek shows, out at Pelican Point at 2am, a real up close little look...I saw it that Friday Night as it came into the Greek Theater with the Close Encounters cloud formation...but was able to write it off due to my condition...not so with later sightings. I've got other UFO experiences with the GD. One that still freaks my wife out - she of the straight variety, so she can't write it off due to her condition and because of her presence neither could we, even though we had the condition.

That second set of 5/13 was fully 100% all about me - or so it seemed. My brain had jumped the tank and was running free and wild, going where the wind goes. Felt like a 1,000,000,000 watt light was shining out the top of my head. For the first set my brain was hiding in its foxhole until a mortar shell made a direct hit (thanks Phil) and blew it into a billion pieces. Every song was just exactly perfect for where I was at the time. A really long second set, so long that only one taper captured the final few minutes of Good Lovin', and it is the only Bobby version of Good Lovin' that I go back to specifically listen to, I think this is the one and only show I saw that the very last note of the night was the highest point of the encore! and then I staggered out into the Berkeley night...and got back in line for the next day's show.

In my little black book of shows I had written:

"the end of the beginning"

as my comment on that show.

Sunday's show was:

"Basic Human Change"

The life I live today started that Friday night.

And later in '83 I moved to Danbury CT

And caught the Stephen at the Garden.

Man I miss the Grateful Dead!

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: May 17, 2019 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: more proof...that I might be crazy

Well I listened to the 3 shows over 3 days and I liked them all. Last nights Sunday set two was a great topper, from a fine Spanish Space to the perfect encore . All good from start to finish each night from the same audience source. It seems a lot of the reviewers shared the experience with great and boundless energy.
Liked Saturday show a lot.
Some shows they were definitely up for.
It was a nice run, like a stingray on a three day ride.